Research Fellow, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Coventry, United Kingdom
24 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 23/06/2019
Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Salary £32,243-£40,802
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Research

Job description

Research within the Centre for Sports, Exercise & Life Sciences (CSELS) reflects a broad range of sport, exercise and biological associated sciences to understand life from the level of molecules through to the whole body. The Centre has considerable expertise, ranging from microbiology, cell biology, genomic and molecular biology, biochemistry,nutrition and food science, safety pharmacology, physiology, physical activity and sport performance.

As part of our research strategy, the Centre is looking to appoints highly motivated post-doctoral Research Associate with experience in the area of endocrinology/diabetes and metabolism. This high profile project will provide the Research Associate with the opportunity to work with experts in endocrinology, but also the opportunity to apply technological expertise to an applied setting. They will work under the supervision of two university academics as part of a team of researchers working in this area of research.

The candidate will have A PhD in an appropriate Life Science discipline, including endocrinology, metabolism, human physiology,biochemistry, or a related field. Extensive experience in laboratory techniques such as q PCR, Western Blotting, cell culture and ELISA is essential. Experience of working with human participants in a clinical setting would be an advantage.Knowledge of immunology or inflammatory processes would also be beneficial.

The successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of research methods and statistics. Other requirements include good project management skills, good practical laboratory knowledge and skills, record keeping and IT skills, organisational skills, and the ability to formally communicate knowledge and findings to academic, industry peers and colleagues.The ability to translate research results into research outputs is essential.

This role provides a unique opportunity to join one of the UK's most forward thinking and successful modern Universities at a time of rapid expansion in our research capacity. The position is for three years, in the first instance, and will be based in our new purpose-built research laboratories on the Coventry city campus.

To find out more about our work and to tell us more about how you can contribute, visit our website. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Professor Derek Renshaw Lead or Dr Sebastien Farnaud

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